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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 29, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 5

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Two professors receive 'genius grants'

Peter Pronovost and Adam Riess

Two Johns Hopkins professors — a physician who champions scientifically rigorous, common-sense approaches to improving patient safety and an astrophysicist who was a leader in the discovery of the universe's "dark energy" — were named last week as winners of MacArthur Fellowships, the so-called "genius grants."
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Home-buying program gets major boost
A program that encourages Johns Hopkins employees to purchase houses in select Baltimore City neighborhoods has recently been re-launched with greatly expanded grants.
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Oversize waists in women are risk for heart disease
A heart expert at Johns Hopkins is calling for all women with a waistline measuring more than 35 inches to get an annual checkup and detailed risk assessment for heart problems because excess abdominal fat, even in the mildly obese and overweight, leads more than a third of women to underestimate their lifetime risk of having a heart attack, stroke or chest pain (angina).
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Center for Africana Studies to host summer institute with NEH grant

Obituary: Frederick DeKuyper, longtime university attorney, dies at 70

Charles Village group honors three from Johns Hopkins

Hopkins History: Addressing an ROTC wartime emergency

JHU caffeine experts call for warning labels for energy drinks

Newspapers overlook food system, climate change connection


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